THE WAEW FOOD PROGRAMME: FEEDING THE ALIEN THAI-NESS
What do you think of when you think of Thailand? In this interview, Waew (Jeeraphat Voraphotmuangman) speaks about the Waew Food Programme, an alternative economic model, and her creative pathway and personal questions which touch upon larger societal subjects such as politics, migration and cultural differences.
When Waew is in Thailand, she works as a project manager, but when she is in The Netherlands, she is a Thai food performer. She is keen on presenting the “Thainess” to her audience through food and symbols. She aspires to use the idea of food as a base to create challenging large-scale art installations and art performances.
Interview by Honey Kraiwee
Honey Kraiwee is a curator with particular interests in moving images, films and audio-visual immersive installations. Her work focuses on subjects of culture, migration, ethnology and digital anthropology. Prior to her master degree in Arts & Heritage: Management, Policy and Education from Maastricht University, she was the Vice Director of the department of art and culture at Alliance Francaise Bangkok. She curated Parallel Windows for Bangkok Biennial and was a guest lecturer for Choreographies for Phantom Limbs at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Honey is currently based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.